Block / Hide / Blacklist tracks or artists

The Star feature should be complemented with a way to mark tracks as excluded. Those tracks would then be skipped even when included in the current playlist.
This way the enjoyment of a good album wouldn't be disrupted by tracks you don't like, while the album in its entirety can still be kept in the playlist.
The Anti-star can easily be implemented as a flipside to the regular star as they are mutually exclusive. Click the star once, the track becomes a favorite. Click again, the star icon changes to the anti-star and click a third time and either flag is gone.

A no-brainer to me.

Updated: 2016-12-16

Thanks everyone for your feedback. We’ve passed your comments along to our developers. 

Our development teams have considered the general question of how we can improve our recommendations with some extra utility. For example, its now possible to remove certain songs from the Daily Mix feature. We hope to have more updates like this in the future.  

In the meantime, you could try removing songs from Your Music to improve our recommendations. We’ll update the community when we have more information to share. 

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Straight to the facts:
01. I want to discover new music. Generally speaking I like the recommendations.

02. I don't like the music from my country.

03. Every "Global" or "Local" playlist includes music from my country which I know for sure aren't included in any Global Chart.


I would like to see the recommendation for users in other countries, without changing my country, how can I do that?


I know about licensing issues, I don't want to listen to songs that are not licensed to Spotify in my country. But all the other ones.


Please please please add this function!!!!! 


This would be very useful for exploring publically curated lists without hitting songs we already know we can't stand. Please strongly consider implementing. Thank you!


Please implement this feature. As a Spotify Premium user I want to be able to freely choose songs and artists I want to hear and ones that I want to ommit. From user's point of view there is no reason to force us to listen something that we explicitly don't want to. It's somehow disrespectful for us - your consumers.
I appreciate your algorithms for Dayli Mixes, Discover Weekly and Release Radars, I really like it. But it never works with 100% of my satisfaction. For example, I like to hear some hard rock, but I would never listen to satanistic bands and now there is no option to block such "recommendations".

I think that implementation can be very easy for the first attempt. Let all your algorithms work the "normal" way, without any changes and if application finds track from banned artists it will be grayed out and just skipped during playback, and won't appear in Play Queue at all. I belive it's not hard to implement.


The ability to remove an unliked artist from all playlists or radios would be a beneficial feature.


Would love this feature so I'm not supporting artists that I don't like, whether because of style or the fact that it's Chris Brown and I don't want him to have any of my money. This is a fantastic idea!


With the Daily Mix feature, when I select 'Don't play this artist' I always end up finding another song from the same artist later on that mix. Please correct the problem.


Please correct the problem of set up......'Don't play this artist' etc ....but forever)thx

Music Lover

The ability to filter an artist out of EVERY playlist. radio, daily mix, suggested song would be a great addition to Spotify.

Music Lover

I fully support this idea.